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King County Fire Marshal enacts Stage 2 burn ban

The ban prohibits all outdoor recreational fires.

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State Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal. (Sound Publishing file photo)

State schools chief urges a vaccine mandate for teachers

The superintendent of public instruction says the governor should require vaccinations for school employees.

  • Aug 12, 2021
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal. (Sound Publishing file photo)
King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert (file photo)

Councilmember calls for safety emergency declaration after county courthouse violence

Also proposed is legislation to improve courthouse security measures.

King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert (file photo)
The front of Bellevue's 888 building (photo credit: Cameron Sheppard)

Designing the urban experience: An architectural tour of Bellevue’s 888 building

Designed by HEWITT and prominant Seattle high-rise architect Julia Nagele.

The front of Bellevue's 888 building (photo credit: Cameron Sheppard)
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King County to pay family of pregnant mother killed by sheriff deputies

Renee Davis was a 23-year-old mother of three and pregnant when she was killed.

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If passed, Senate Bill 6254 would limit the nicotine concentration of vape products, ban certain flavoring chemicals and require vape manufacturers, distributors and retailers to obtain licenses from the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board. Photo courtesy of ecigarettereviewed.com

Lawmakers propose sweeping regulations for vaping industry

Bill supporters cite concerns over health issues and teen use.

  • Aug 11, 2021
If passed, Senate Bill 6254 would limit the nicotine concentration of vape products, ban certain flavoring chemicals and require vape manufacturers, distributors and retailers to obtain licenses from the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board. Photo courtesy of ecigarettereviewed.com
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Another summer heat wave is coming to King County

Temperatures are expected to reach the upper 90s for the second time this summer.

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Redmond Pool sign with an art installation entitled "Fish on Bicycles" by Peter Goldlust and Melanie Germond (screenshot from virtual tour video published by City of Redmond)

Redmond Pool reopens after improvement projects

The contruction projects replaced out-dated mechanical elements and upgraded the pool amenities.

Redmond Pool sign with an art installation entitled "Fish on Bicycles" by Peter Goldlust and Melanie Germond (screenshot from virtual tour video published by City of Redmond)
Gov. Jay Inslee (center) speaks about getting vaccinated during his visit to the Auburn vaccine clinic on June 22, 2021. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

Governor will require state employees to get COVID vaccine

Workers must do so by mid-October to keep their jobs. The order also covers long-term care providers.

Gov. Jay Inslee (center) speaks about getting vaccinated during his visit to the Auburn vaccine clinic on June 22, 2021. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing
Amy Freedheim gives a speech to county employees and supporters during a march for women's safety at work in Seattle on Friday, Aug. 6, 2021. The march was scheduled after a woman was attacked in a bathroom at the King County Courthouse. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

County employees and supporters march for safer working conditions

Rally was scheduled in light of a recent attack at King County Courthouse.

Amy Freedheim gives a speech to county employees and supporters during a march for women's safety at work in Seattle on Friday, Aug. 6, 2021. The march was scheduled after a woman was attacked in a bathroom at the King County Courthouse. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing
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Redmond Police make arrests in relation to Feb. infant death

Police arrested two adults under suspicion of “gross negligence.”

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Whale Watchers is an app to help the threatened Orca populations and is being developed by Runjeet Narula, Ateeq Ramlan, and Laavan Suresh who are rising seniors at Redmond and Tesla Stem High School. Courtesy photo

Local students create app to help orca whales

For the Redmond Reporter Whale Watchers is an app to help the threatened Orca populations and is being developed by Runjeet Narula, Ateeq Ramlan, and… Continue reading

  • Aug 5, 2021
Whale Watchers is an app to help the threatened Orca populations and is being developed by Runjeet Narula, Ateeq Ramlan, and Laavan Suresh who are rising seniors at Redmond and Tesla Stem High School. Courtesy photo
Seattle Film Summit organizers Chad Hutson (left) and Ben Andrews (right) - (courtesy of Seattle Film Summit)

Seattle Film Summit returns to partial in-person format this September

This year’s event will focus on promoting self-advocacy in the creative sector.

Seattle Film Summit organizers Chad Hutson (left) and Ben Andrews (right) - (courtesy of Seattle Film Summit)
Surveillance footage appears to show Tyler Slaeker and other people entering the U.S. Capitol Building on Jan. 6, 2021, according to U.S District Court documents. Courtesy photo

Federal Way man arrested in connection with U.S. Capitol riot

A Federal Way man was arrested Aug. 4 for his alleged involvement in the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot. An FBI Special Agent signed an… Continue reading

Surveillance footage appears to show Tyler Slaeker and other people entering the U.S. Capitol Building on Jan. 6, 2021, according to U.S District Court documents. Courtesy photo
An Axon body-worn police camera. COURTESY PHOTO, Axon

Redmond Police draft policy for body-worn and in-car cameras

The department is asking for community feedback on the policy.

An Axon body-worn police camera. COURTESY PHOTO, Axon
District 3 King County Council candidates, left to right: Sarah Perry, Kathy Lambert and Joe Cohen. File photo by Conor Wilson/Valley Record

Lambert leads District 3 primary for King County Council

District 3 includes Snoqualmie, North Bend, Issaquah, Sammamish, Redmond and Woodinville.

District 3 King County Council candidates, left to right: Sarah Perry, Kathy Lambert and Joe Cohen. File photo by Conor Wilson/Valley Record
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Independent investigation conducted after Lynnwood Jail death

Cause of death determined to be a suicide by medical examiner.

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Cows at Tollgate Farm Park in North Bend. Photo by Conor Wilson/Valley Record

State’s dairy workers begin earning overtime with new law

“This bill corrects a historic injustice,” said Sen. Karen Keiser (D-Des Moines).

Cows at Tollgate Farm Park in North Bend. Photo by Conor Wilson/Valley Record
The U.S. The Forest Service announced that camp fires are prohibited in the Mt.Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest beginning July 30. File photo

Fires banned in Snoqualmie National Forest

The U.S. The Forest Service announced that camp fires are prohibited in the Mt.Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest beginning July 30. The ban will last indefinitely until… Continue reading

The U.S. The Forest Service announced that camp fires are prohibited in the Mt.Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest beginning July 30. File photo
A Darigold dairy worker practices picketing as a strike is approved by the union. Photo courtesy of Julia Issa

Puget Sound Darigold workers on verge of strike amid contract negotiations

Workers cite lack of medical leave, outsourcing and bad-faith negotiations as reason for strike.

A Darigold dairy worker practices picketing as a strike is approved by the union. Photo courtesy of Julia Issa